Nole advanced into the Australian Open fourth round with a 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win over no.31 seed Fernando Verdasco on Saturday.
Novak ousted world no.88 Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and 24 minutes on Thursday to reach the third round in Melbourne.
World no.1 opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over qualifier from Slovenia Aljaz Bedene (116) on Tuesday.
Novak is a top seed. He will start his bid for an eighth Grand Slam title against Aljaz Bedene (SLO, Q) on Tuesday.
The top seed suffered a 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 4-6 defeat to seventh-seeded Ivo Karlovic in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open quarter-finals.
Novak continued bid for his first title in 2015 with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open on Wednesday.
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Novak successfully started his 2015 season in singles on Tuesday with a convincing 6-2, 6-1 win over Dusan Lajovic at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Novak is no.1 seed and will open his campaign against fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic, ranked no.69. It will be their first career encounter.
Organisers announced that the three-time champion had withdrawn from the MWTC due to fever.
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